JAKARTA, KOMPAS.com – Commissioner of the General Election Commission (KPU) Ilham Saputra rejected the declaration of presidential candidate number 02 Prabowo Subianto, who said that there were inconsistencies in the announcement of the 2019 election poll results.
"Nothing is common," said Ilham when it was confirmed on Tuesday (5/21/2019).
According to Ilham, Law No 7 of 2017 relating to Elections, he has stated that the decision on election results will be published no later than 35 days from polling day. So, according to Ilham, there was no problem with the announcement before the 35th day.
Ilham said that the recapitulation conducted by the KPU was completed on May 21, 2019, or on Tuesday morning. Recapitulation includes 34 provinces and overseas.
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Witnesses also witnessed the publication of the results of the repeats, including by the party supporting serial number 02 Prabowo Subianto-Sandiaga Uno.
"Even the witness Gerindra and BPN 02 followed until the end of the restatement," said Ilham.
Previously, Prabowo was of the opinion that publishing the results of the recapitulation was very strange, without explaining the purpose further.
"The pair candidate 02 also felt that the announcement about KPU's recapitulation had to be made at a strange time, out of the ordinary," said Prabowo at a conference to the press on Jalan Kertanegara, Tuesday afternoon. .
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The KPU noted the reconfiguration of the results of counting and procuring national votes for the 2019 Presidential Election in the plenary session on Tuesday morning.
As a result, pair candidate 01 Joko Widodo-ruf won Amin the candidate number 02 Prabowo Subianto-Sandiaga Uno.
The number of votes for Jokowi-ruf was 85,607,362 or 55.50 percent of the vote, while a Prabowo-Sandi vote was 68,650,239 or 44.50 percent of the vote. The second difference in votes was 16,957,123 or 11 per cent of the votes.